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AlmaLinux has been developed as an alternative to the popular CentOS which has a purely corporate focus with the advantage that AlmaLinux is offered with fewer requirements than CentOS, AlmaLinux OS is compatible with ABI with RHEL which can guarantee us the same functions and characteristics. from CentOS..
AlmaLinux can be installed on the following architectures:
Among its general characteristics we find:
- Compatibility with RHEL since it is based on the RHEL source code.
- Simple migration from CentOS or RHEL.
- Stable and long-term updates.
- It integrates different management and administration tools.
- Security and constant updates.
To learn a little more about the environment or performance we can make use of a virtual environment, this allows us to perform all kinds of tests without affecting the base operating system or user data and one of the most used virtualization platforms. and known is VirtualBox which we can download for free at the following link:
TechnoWikis will explain how to install AlmaLinux in VirtualBox for us to delve into its environment.
How to install AlmaLinux in VirtualBox
The first thing is to go to the following official AlmaLinux link:
There we click on "Download" and we will see the following:
There we must select the ISO image by clicking on "Download ISO from mirrors" and the following will open:
We click on the version to use and then we will see the available repositories:
There we download the AlmaLinux ISO..
Now we open VirtualBox. There we click on "New"
and the following window will open: In this window it is possible to assign the name to the virtual machine and define where it will be hosted:
Now in "ISO Image" we select the image that we have downloaded:
We click on "Open" to integrate it.
We activate the "Skip Unattended Installation" box to carry out the configuration, click on "Next" to assign the memory to use:
Then we define the size of the hard drive:
In the following window we can see a summary of the machine to be created:
We click "Finish" to create our virtual machine:
Now we click on "Settings" to be able to adjust the various parameters so that the machine works correctly:
In the "Network" section we will see the following:
In "Connected to" we establish "Bridge adapter" so that the network is enabled:
We apply the changes:
Now we click on "Start" to start the virtual machine, in the first window we click on "Install AlmaLinux (version)":
Wait for the processes to load:
Then we select the language to use in AlmaLinux:
We click on "Continue" to access the main menu:
There we select the option "Installation destination" where we will see the following options:
There it is possible to add more disks or configure the storage manually if necessary, we select the hard disk and click on "Done":
Now we select the "Software selection" option and there it will be possible to choose if something extra will be installed in AlmaLinux:
Now it is possible to use the Tab key to select the root user at the bottom, we can assign the password to this user:
We apply the changes to see this:
At this moment we click on "Start installation" and the installation process of AlmaLinux in VirtualBox will begin:
We can see that the various options are installed and configured:
The bootloader will be created and the system configured:
When this process is finished we must click on "System restart":
AlmaLinux will reboot:
We wait for the entire system to load and we start the session:
We enter the account configured to access and we can see the installed version of AlmaLinux at the top:
This is the way to install AlmaLinux in VirtualBox and have this method to test this system.